Bill Monahan: meafordlivemusic.com

 

A few outdoor music shows remain on the Labour Day weekend that marks the end of the summer season.  On Sunday evening The Friends of The Meaford Library will feature Dixieland  from Collingwood’s Regal Jazz Band beside the river in the Rotary Pavilion.  Up in the Blue Mountain Village the Coca-Cola stage has Alysha Brilla and The Brilltones on Friday night and Chris Scerri’s last Sunday night show with the Summit band for this season.

Alysha Brilla, at 8 Friday on the Coca-Cola stage in Blue Mountain Village, is a performer whose music is interwoven within her personal tapestry of creativity.    She is a multi-racial child of the Indian diaspora, born in Mississauga.   As a Canadian daughter of an  Indo-Tanzanian immigrant father and a European-Canadian mother, Alysha has grown up with a unique view of the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope.  In addition to her music, she is an arts educator;  TEDx speaker, YWCA mentor, and a general activist along the lines of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusivity.  These themes that are reflected in alluring worldbeat songs.

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